New Year's Eve Guide 2013
440 N. 32nd St.
UrbanAZ will present A Grown & Sexy New Year's Eve Concert featuring R&B, slow jams, and pop hits from El Debarge, Guy, and Johnny Gill. 9 p.m., $55-$75. Call 602-267-1600.
Circle K New Year's Eve Block Party
Mill Avenue District, Tempe
After a one-year absence, one of the biggest Auld Lang Syne events in the Valley will make its return to Tempe's main drag to help celebrate the end of 2013 and welcome 2014. The block party will encompass a good portion of Mill Avenue from Third Street to University Drive and feature beer and champagne gardens, live music, video dance clubs, food trucks, interactive games, activities, family fun zones, and — of course — the midnight countdown with fireworks and confetti blasts. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25 and admission for children 12 and under is free.
401 W. Clarendon Ave.
Dress to the nines and celebrate the coming of 2014 in dapper fashion during A Modern Gatsby Affair NYE Party, which will feature DJ sessions by Michael Hooker, a performance by CONDER/dance, midnight champagne toast, and more. Cocktail and evening attire recommended. 8 p.m., $25. Call 602-252-7363.
815 N. 2nd St.
Get some action, don a 'fro and some flares, and rub elbows with wanna-be Dirk Digglers and Roller Girls during the Boogie Ball, a '70s porn star costume party throughout FilmBar. Prizes will be awarded for the best getups, and a DJ will spin the super sounds of the '70s while various movie and music clips from the decade are screened and a champagne toast and video ball drops in the theater. 8 p.m., $9. Call 602-595-9187.
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St.
Torn jeans, Chuck Taylors, and grunge band T-shirts might be the outfit to wear if you're planning to attend the '90s-themed New Year's Eve Flannel Ball and Art Show, which will offer music from Andy Warpigs, Bacchus, Sister Lip, and Wolvves. A slew of local artists will also show off their works, including Sierra Joy, Morgan McNally, Aaron Hopkins-Johnson, Casebeer, J.J. Horner, Brandon Huigens, Tara Logsdon, and others. 8 p.m., $10. Call 602-682-5825.
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Authority Zero presents its annual New Year's Eve gig at the Marquee. Fellow local acts Fayuca, Inept Hero, and Moovalya will also appear, and Kristopher Roe of The Ataris will also provide a special acoustic performance. 7 p.m., $25. Call 480-829-0707.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
The golden voices of legendary a cappella group Straight No Chaser will ring in the new year during a concert in the MAC's Ikeda Theater. 8 p.m., $75. A VIP package that includes entry to the show and a gourmet dinner buffet served at 6:15 p.m. is $150. Call 480-644-6500.
Scottsdale's Ultimate New Year's Eve
4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
Country music star Jon Pardi headlines this year's block party, which also will feature performances by A Boy Named Sioux, Tony Martinez Band, and Laura Walsh, as well as beer vendors, access to Dos Gringos and Rockbar, and fireworks at midnight. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15-$25.
Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
The resort will boast two different Auld Lang Syne events, each with its own distinct vibe and entertainment. The Salt River Grand Ballroom will host Studio TSR Strikes Back, featuring performances by Loveshack and Buster Poindexter, as well as dancing, party favors, and a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $150 per person for a show and dinner, which is served at 6:30 p.m., and $99 per person for the show only, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Raven's Annual New Year's Eve Gala will take place in the showroom and will feature a complimentary appetizer buffet until 11 p.m., two bars, cocktail and drink specials, a midnight toast, and music from SmashT and DJ Kilo. Semi-formal to black tie attire is required. General admission is $50. Call 866-877-9897.
930 E. University Dr., Tempe
Bobby Lee from MAD TV will bring the funny to Tempe Improv on New Year's Eve during shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $25-$53.36. Call 480-921-9877.
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa
A pair of parties will take place inside this massive entertainment complex. First, the 10 Pins Down Bowling Alley will host a celebration of New Year's Eve on the east coast at 9 p.m. for those who have kids or can't stay up too late, which will offer a balloon drop and other revelry. Over in the Luxe Lounge, however, they'll be partying in 21-and-over fashion until midnight with drink specials, party favors, dancing, and a champagne toast. Both events start at 7 p.m. Call 520-233-2431.
W Scottsdale Hotel
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
The world's your oyster during the W's One Night In Bangkok New Year's Eve Party, which will include dance music spun by DJ Soulman, specialty cocktails, and fireworks at midnight. 8 p.m.; $75 for ladies, $100 for guys. Various ticket, premium bottle service, and room packages are available. Call 480-970-2100 or see www.wscotts dalehotel.com/newyears for full details.
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
New Year's Eve bash with DJ Nykko, $5 you-call-its on any drink, and more. A $10 admission package gets you party favors, a taco and nacho buffet, drink specials, and a margarita toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Call 623-877-5225.
Hula's Modern Tiki
4700 N. Central Ave.
Enjoy food and drink specials all night long and live music until midnight. 6 p.m. Call 602-265-8454.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale
Both locations will offer New Year's Eve bashes with a variety of DJs, libations, and revelry. McFadden's Glendale will a $40 admission package with five free drinks, $4 drinks from 9 p.m. until midnight, and champagne toast once the ball drops. Table reservations are also $25 per person and include a bottle of bubbly and party favors. Meanwhile, the McFadden's at Desert Ridge Marketplace will feature early-bird dinner specials from 4 to 6 p.m., and a $30 admission package starting at 9 p.m. that includes a free drink, cocktail buffet, midnight champagne toast, and more. Premium admission is also available and includes free cocktails. The parties at both locations begin at 9 p.m. Call 623-872-0022 or 480-502-5480.
4280 E. Indian School Road
Ring in the New Year with a four-course meal and champagne toast, live music, and an optional wine pairing. The restaurant's usual menu also will be available. $55 per person. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-773-5844.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
7200 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Flappers in the Sand New Year's Eve party with a Coronita toast at midnight, $5 glasses of champagne, and DJs spinning all night. 9 p.m. Call 480-961-1700.
San Felipe's Cantina
2000 E. Rio Salado Pwky., Tempe
New Year's Eve party with DJs, dancing, champagne splits, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-736-8226.
5749 N. 7th St.
The party-meisters of Rebel Disco and RAD will join forces for a two-room New Year's Eve throwdown and DJ massive filled with indie dance hits and cheap thrills. The lineup includes spin sessions from Rebel Disco's Jake Goldsmith, Rick Carter, Edward Navarro, Luke Hansen, and Aaron F., as well as RAD's Kevin M.O.B., Bad Wolf, Joseph Mercado, and Mischief Makers. 8 p.m., $5. Call 602-277-9373.
The Big Bang
501 S. Mill Ave.
The dueling piano players will be plenty busy on New Year's Eve as they bid farewell to 2013 with their tunes and emcee the countdown to midnight and complimentary champagne toast. 8 p.m., $25-$40.
2547 E. Indian School Rd.
New Year's Eve party with Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. 9 p.m. Call 602-955-0881.
50 W. Jefferson St.
Step right up and check out the New Year's Eve sideshow extravaganza featuring snake charmers, fortune tellers, the world's strongest man, music from The Instant Classics, and more. 5 p.m., $25-$60. Call 480-719-5005.
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Sean Watson is bringing back his Amateur Night New Year's Eve affair, and this time it's going to feature twice the dance floor action. Local electronic rock band The Holy Coast will perform while DJs such as Kris the Fist, 2ToneDisco, and Deux Yeux will spin. A separate disco tent will be set,up outside and will be manned by DJ Dana and DJ Roach. 8:30 p.m.; $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Call 602-716-2222.
Dubliner Irish Pub
3841 E. Thunderbird Road
New Year's Eve party with the Blues Review Band. 9 p.m., $5. Call 602-867-0984.
4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Deejay Diesel and four other selectors will spin throughout the evening during El Hefe's New Year's Eve affair. An open bar will be available until 8 p.m. and special table packages will be available. 8 p.m. Call 480-945-6200.
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
Dubstep duo Zeds Dead headlines the Last Dance New Year's Eve 2014 party with support from HavocNdeeD, Nuck 'n' Futz, Michael James, DJ Lujan, and Sam Groove. 8 p.m.; $35 general admission, $50 for VIP access. See www.relentlessbeats.com. Call 480-584-3801.
13825 N. 32 St.
Romantasy Cabaret's New Years Eve Masquerade Ball with such cabaret-style entertainment as burlesque dancing, live music from Whiskey Kiss, comedy vignettes, and other brilliant feats. A champagne toast takes place at midnight. 8:30 p.m.; $35 general admission, $45 reserved tables, $50 VIP. Call 602-992-1007.
1724 E. McDowell Road
Party favors, hot spins from DJ Jesus, after-hours dancing until 4 a.m., and more. 9 p.m., $10. Call 602-254-0231.
The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
Scorpion vs. Tarantula hosts a New Year's Eve extravaganza with performances from French Girls, The Freaks of Nature, Sonurus, and China USA. 9 p.m. Free. Call 602-258-0014.
Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
The Luxe Life NYE affair will be headlined by EDM superstar Audien and will also feature a one-cent hosted bar and passed hors d'oeuvres from 8 to 9 p.m., as well as posh bottle service packages starting at $1,500 and up. 9 p.m.; $50 general admission, $75 for VIP access.
825 N. 54th St., Chandler
Get your shine on with party favors, a midnight bubbly toast, and country rock jams from Mogollon. 9 p.m., $20. Call 480-705-0288.
4541 E. Cactus Road
New Year's Eve party with live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and such drink specials as $2.50 bottled beers from 2 to 7 p.m. and $3 well drinks from 7 p.m. onward. Call 602-953-2993.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
New Year's Eve Bash with Soul Power Band. 7 p.m., $15. Call 602-265-4842.
Rips Ales & Cocktails
3045 N. 16th St.
Britpop, New Wave, and indie hits will be spun up by Obscura's Adrian Flanagan and Shadowplay's DJ Manchester during Hang the DJ: New Year's Eve 2014. Drink specials, giveaways, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast are also promised. 9 p.m.; free before 10:30 p.m., $5 thereafter. Call 602-266-0015.
4129 N. 7th Ave.
A special performance of the Jackie and Olive Show will take place on New Year's Eve. 10 p.m. Call 602-248-8559.
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
The fetishistic freaks of Cupcake! will turn back the clock to the '80s for the I Love 8BIT! Digital vs. Analog Dance Party, which will feature Creepsville 666, as well as Self.Destrukt and Defense.Mekanizm spinning vinyl from the Reagan era analog style until the midnight countdown and champagne toast. Then, it's digital-style '80s remixes until last call. Cupcakes, go-go girls, a photo booth, hula hoopers, and other distractions are planned. 9 p.m., $10 admission with $25 wristbands offering penny drinks all night long. Call 480-947-3580.
The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Local acts The Noodles, Spafford, and Drunken Immortals will ring in the New Year. 5 p.m., $15. Call 480-966-9565.
The Shout House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with live entertainment, party favors, and more. A prime rib dinner buffet will also be served and include citrus poblano chicken, roasted rosemary garlic potatoes, and various salads, deserts, and a vegetarian option. Musicians perform starting at 7:30 p.m. and the dueling pianos begin at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.; general admission is $20 while a $75 package includes guaranteed seating, a midnight champagne toast plus a souvenir glass. Call 623-772-1500.
7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
If you've got mojo left after welcoming in 2014, the after-hours extravaganza of Afterglow will take place an hour after last call on New Year's Day. DJ superstar Sian will headline while locals Juheun, Thomas Turner, Michelle Sparks, Dan Lunsford, Thomas Latham, DJ Decipha, Body Tricks, Body Tricks, Jon Amaral, and DJ Kuntrol will also perform. 3 to 10 a.m., $30. Call 480-946-3510.
Stacy's at Melrose
4343 N. 7th Ave.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with dance music from DJ Robert Poe. 8 p.m. Call 602-264-1700.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Live music from The Love Me Nots, Fairy Bones, Cockswain, The Pleasure Victims, and The Dark Hearts. 9 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.
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